Suit Coats No Longer Required in Some Missions

Contributed By MormonNewsroom.org

  • 2 July 2015

The Missionary Department is no longer requiring missionaries serving in specified hot climates to purchase or wear suit coats.

Mormon male missionaries, or “elders,” are recognized in many parts of the world by their suits and black name tags. However, in some parts of world with hot climates, suit coats are impractical.

To reduce the financial burden on missionaries and their families, elders who are called to serve in missions identified by the Church as having hot climates will no longer be required to purchase or wear suit coats. Missionaries called to serve in these missions will be notified in their call packets.

Elders serving in these hot climate missions are no longer required to purchase and wear suit coats.